Skip to comments.Occupy Wall Street protesters stay at $700-a-night hotel
Posted on 11/20/2011 5:06:44 AM PST by Second Amendment First
Hell no, we wont go unless we get goose down pillows.
A key Occupy Wall Street leader and another protester who leads a double life as a businessman ditched fetid tents and church basements for rooms at a luxurious hotel that promises guests can unleash [their] inner Gordon Gekko, The Post has learned.
The $700-per-night W Hotel Downtown last week hosted both Peter Dutro, one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee, and Brad Spitzer, a California-based analyst who not only secretly took part in protests during a week-long business trip but offered shelter to protesters in his swanky platinum-card room.
Tents are not for me, he confessed, when confronted in the sleek black lobby of the Washington Street hotel where sources described him as a repeat guest.
Spitzer, 24, an associate at financial-services giant Deloitte, which netted $29 billion in revenue last year, admitted he joined the protest at Zuccotti Park several times.
Im staying here for work, said Spitzer, dressed down in a company T-shirt and holding a backpack and his suitcase. I do finance, but I support it still.
During his stay, hotel sources said, he and other ragtag revolutionaries he brought into the hotel lived like 1 percenters. He would order up a roll-out bed to accommodate guests, they said.
Hes here all the time, a hotel source said. We all see him at the protest.
Spitzer denied sheltering Occupiers. He claimed he only invited in a blogger buddy living at the park to wash off his camp grime.
Meanwhile, Dutro, 35, one of only a handful of OWS leaders in charge of the movements $500,000 in donations, checked in on Wednesday, the night after police emptied Zuccotti Park.
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Deloitte won’t like this unneeded publicity from a lefty Noob. You might be correct.
Another day in Obamaland.
Now why don’t you go pay your taxes? Your government is broke. :)
“...the night after police emptied Zuccotti Park.”
I blame this whole fiasco on the police. I mean, where else was the guy supposed to go?
When they try to shut down Congress, they will spend a million busing in their (paid?) activists.
They are the brownshirts of the Obama2012 campaign
The Deloitte consultant isn’t paying for that room, basically the corporate rate at the W is between 289 and 489 a night (plus tax), Deloitte has a housing allowance for travelling consultants, and any remaining out of pocket expense for the room is a tax deduction.
The W Hotel is a “distressed property” due to overleveraging debt during the boom years. TO lock in corporate travellers they provide very reasonable prices to large corporations like Deloitte.